Things to do in Jaco

Top Things to Do in Jaco

Things to Do in Jaco

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  • Cheryl H
    Brockville, Canada9 contributions
    Beach was Beautiful !! I couldn't believe how warm the ocean water was. You had to walk a ways out for ithe water to get up to your waist. The tide was strong therefore the water was not clear and the inside you your swim wear was covered in sand. It was a great beach to surf on.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • CP81623
    Carbondale, CO5 contributions
    We booked the 3 hour tour but did not know it was mostly hiking up the 10 waterfalls. It is AWESOME. The guides are really entertaining. Try to bring Chacos or water shoes since you spend a lot of time walking in the water and swimming in the pools. Out group of 7 had a blast and would definitely recommend it. We will try the monkey tour next time.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Maxima N
    1 contribution
    Awesome place! Dan (the butterfly man) was super friendly and gave us a private tour of his butterfly garden. This was such a unique experience, we will forever remember it.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Jay F
    Murfreesboro, TN6 contributions
    I love the art I find in Costa Rica and this shop has some great examples and beautiful pieces from local artists. The owners I think are Expats from Canada and were very friendly.
    Written 24 November 2021
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  • Laura L
    5 contributions
    This was the most beautiful lush garden that I have ever seen. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit there. We took millions of pictures, most were postcard worthy. After touring the gardens, we met the owner, who was very friendly and a fellow Texan! They served fruit after the tour and it was also a treat.

    I would caution people who are not physically fit that there is a lot of walking and some steep climbs. If you are up to it, it is so worth seeing! If you aren't fit, you may want to take a different tour!
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Enrique.O.M
    San Jose, Costa Rica38 contributions
    Great place for go with friends and entonces the nature , you can go to drink , eat , and see the sunset in jaco bech , is a nice place
    Written 10 April 2022
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  • S1772
    St. Augustine, FL57 contributions
    Take the fun horseback riding tour, then hike to see the beautiful waterfall, then ride the horses a short distance to the piscina, which is such a beautiful setting for swimming amongst the rocks and small falls. The people who work here are SO nice. You'll have a great time.
    Written 27 November 2021
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  • Traveljmr
    Scituate, MA207 contributions
    Nice stop at sunset! Jaco Sign is iconic and everyone stopped on the side of the road. Great vistas of Jaco.
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • CH.BR
    401 contributions
    Free Parking. Many different kinds of Restaurants! Some restaurants we tried are really good! Draft Beer is cool. Britt Cafe is a nice place to take a rest!
    Written 19 January 2020
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  • scattman
    Wallingford, PA384 contributions
    Five grade school and college buddies on a guys trip staying in Los Suenos had dinner in Jaco one night and saw the casino lights and decided to drop by and gamble a bit. The "Casino" is extremely small and is what can only be considered a front for the more "profitable" activities for the local working women. It all depends what you're looking for. If it's gambling I give this place a one star. If it's extracurricular activities you're looking for it's a five. We were one drink and out thus the three star rating.
    Written 22 October 2019
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  • gruetz
    wa4 contributions
    Discovered this wonderful community center while on a walk. They offer classes in the late afternoon and evening which may or may not be in Enlish.
    Written 28 February 2019
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  • Yey
    Orlando, FL1 contribution
    great place to play poker, great people, definitely worth checking out.

    The owner is a fantastic gentleman, service is great. Highly enjoyed.
    Written 10 April 2022
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  • Ken S
    Arizona120 contributions
    This park is located a bit to the north of the town of Jaco and Jaco Walkway. Park is well maintained with beautifully maintained trees and shrubs but at night, there are a couple of homeless people sleeping on the benches and walls. A bit of a smelly odor comes from the drainage channel which is located to the southeast corner of the park. Taxi drivers also have a tendency to hang around this area late at night too.
    Written 22 March 2020
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  • dmrubnitz
    Savannah114 contributions
    The theater play we saw was Tico Tales. This was a traveling troup that did a good job. The tales were interesting if a bit different than the normal. Enjoyable 90 minutes and a different diversion from the regular jaco night life. A little expensive at $20 per person. bar service upstairs was reasonable. The play was in spanish and english
    Written 5 January 2014
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  • anna b
    toronto61 contributions
    We found this company through a tour sales office in Jaco. I'd tried calling on the phone earlier but only got recordings. So we went to a tour office and ended up getting the company--maybe they only take reservation through an office nowadays. The tour office was very quick to accommodate our schedule (same day). We came back and were taxied to a place where the horses were waiting for us. Aaron and Andrew were our guides. Great guys--but not the best guides. The horses were good for the most part--Aaron, whose family owns the company knew the horses well and helped us from the back. A couple of them were a bit lazy and stubborn. But we had ridden before and it was fine. My main complaint is that we didn't take enough time to observe and enjoy the animals along the trail. We saw several--toucans, a monkey, an owl....tried to pause but the horses wouldn't listen.... Perhaps we didn't insist enough. Anyway, the trail is decent, views nice, and Aaron tried to have us go to diff. parts of the trail for the optimal views. We changed the trail direction at one point so we can see the sun setting over the ocean. The guys were very relaxed but I think it would help if they were a bit more engaging, esp. with kids--we have three. Granted, Andrew doesn't even work for the company (he's a friend) and Aaron speaks very little English, but has a sunny disposition. I think once Aaron learns more English, he'd do a good job. This could have been a more memorable experience--but for now, it's not too diff. from our experiences in the US. I really do hope they get better because we like them!
    Written 13 April 2012
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